Christmas 2017 Lookback
Original Christmas Songs!

We love it when the radio plays new Christmas songs alongside the classics every year, even when the new songs don’t break the Top 100. BBC Radio 2 is especially good at adding these sorts of songs onto their playlist. What is quite surprising is that twenty six of the Christmas 2017 Top 100 were Christmas songs! Here’s the best of the new batch, beginning with Kelly Clarkson’s rather familiar-sounding Christmas Eve - fans of Darlene Love will like it!

Hanson are back, and all grown up! And they have a genuinely catchy Christmas song that hits all the right notes. We love the song, and they have a fun music video to go with it, too. Definitely worth a watch or three.

Next up is Gwen Stefani with You Make It Feel Like Christmas, which is another funky catchy tune, if rather familiar.

Now this is different… Sia gives us a quirky song with a quirky all-American video to go with it that scores bonus points with us for having Henry Winkler featuring in it. Watch it at least once!

And finally, an honourable mention. George Michael died during Christmas 2016, so for Christmas 2017 there was a push to get Wham’s Last Christmas to the Christmas #1 spot. It didn’t do too badly, hitting #3. It was beaten by Eminem’s River (with Ed Sheeran) at #2, and Ed Sheeran himself grabbing 2017’s Christmas #1 with Perfect.

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